Friday, February 23, 2007


In case you haven't heard, the so called "New Government of Canada" under the leadership of Prime Minister Harper is now involved in numerous patronage appointments. Personally, I don't have a problem with patronage appointments as long as the appointments are necessary and the appointees are qualified for the job. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

The more interesting thing about Harper making patronage appointments after only a year in government is that he consistently condemned the liberal government over patronage appointments when he was the leader of the official opposition in the House of Commons. It is even more interesting when you consider that it was patronage appointments by the liberals that contributed to the Sponsorship scandal that was blamed for the defeat of Prime Minister Paul Martin and the liberal government.

It has always been said that you can't defeat a government because they always defeat themselves. Will this be the case for Prime Minister Stephan Harper's "New Government of Canada?"